Support Worker – Lifeways Group – Colchester
Permanent, Full Time and Part Time
£9.50 per hour
Essex County Council (ECC) are delighted to be supporting Lifeways Group to recruit Support Workers for their supported living services throughout Colchester.
The shift patterns vary with both full time and part time hours available and will require day, night and weekend working. Lifeways Group are also recruiting Bank Support Workers within the Colchester area. Shift times and locations can be discussed at interview stage.
Lifeways is the UK’s leading team of support professionals for adults with diverse and complex needs living fulfilling and independent lives in the community. They put the person at the heart of everything and do everything they can to help those with complex needs to lead independent, fulfilling, and happy lives. They’re proud to be known for providing extraordinary support, and for celebrating the positivity, individuality, and ambition of each person.
Lifeways help people to live their lives as independently as possible and support them in reaching their potential, through both practical and emotional support. They provide supported living and residential care for people living with complex needs, including:
- An acquired brain injury
- A learning disability
- Physical disabilities
- Mental health
As a Support worker you could get involved in various activities such as - shopping, corner shop visits, walks, hospital, and GP visits, going to hairdressers and attend personal choice activities, organising and participating with in house activities. It is an incredibly varied and rewarding role as you will be helping vulnerable people to improve their quality of life, achieve their goals and make a very real and positive difference to their lives.
In addition to these social activities, Support Workers also are involved in cooking, cleaning, medication management and personal care.
- One place of work – no travelling between services
- Excellent opportunities for career development with the chance to obtain qualifications as you word
- DBS paid for by Lifeways
- Rewards scheme - discounted supermarket shopping vouchers & cashback deals
- Paid induction training
- 28 days’ annual leave (pro-rata)
Note: ECC are advertising this role on behalf of Lifeways Group and if successful you will be employed by Lifeways Group.
Lifeways Group applies a robust recruitment vetting process. If you are successful you will need to undergo a Pre-employment Vetting Procedure.
As part of employment should your role require a DBS check you will be required to register with the DBS update service. The DBS update service ensures all registered DBS certificates are kept up to date and allows authorised parties to view the status of your certificate. This is an annual subscription, and you will be responsible for ensuring this is maintained. For further information on the DBS update service please go to https://www.gov.uk/dbs-update-service
Lifeways Group is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults, and expects all employees, contractors, and volunteers to share its commitment to prevent abuse, harm or exploitation.
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If you have any queries regarding this role, please contact Care.Recruitment@essex.gov.uk